County Louth all-time best performers


Latest updates:


M 60m 6.73 i Israel Olatunde 21 Feb 2021

M 1 mile 4:09.5 Noel Carroll 25 May 1963

M 1 mile 4:12.5 Kevin Gormley 30 Jun 1960

M 3000m 8:25.17 i Tadhg Donnelly 7 Feb 2021

M Half Marathon 1:04:20 Tony Hartigan 10 Jun 1986

M Discus 39.03 Johnny Wade 27 Aug 1959


W 60m Hurdles 8.57 i Kate O'Connor 20 Feb 2021

W Shot 14.22 i Kate O'Connor 20 Feb 2021

W Javelin 39.48 OJ Sheena McGrade 27 May 1976


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A list of the all-time best County Louth athletes in each event has been compiled. It was published here for the first time in December 2018.


It includes athletes who were members of a Louth club at the time of the performance, as well as former members of Louth clubs who would generally be regarded as being "originally from" County Louth or who were living in County Louth at the time of the performance.


All events currently contested in the Olympic Games or World Indoor Championships are included, with the exception of the 20km and 50km Walks and the mixed 4x400m (for which no significant performances have yet been noted). Some additional events are also included - the 1 mile, Half Marathon, 50km and Weight for Distance (all for both men and women), along with the women's 24 Hours.


Performances that meet at least one of these criteria are included:


(1) it’s the "Louth record";

(2) it’s worth 900 points or more on the World Athletics scoring tables (2017 edition);

(3) it’s equal to or better than the minimum standard for the Athletics Ireland all-time lists.


Note that, in the hurdles, steeplechase and throws, only performances with the senior hurdle heights/hurdle spacings/implement weights are included.


Intrinsically superior performances over the old imperial distances (excluding the 1 mile, which is included as an event in its own right) are either included in the main list for the equivalent metric distances or shown as supplementary performances (in italics). They are included in the main list if the difference between the equivalent distances is small (e.g. 800m and 880 yards) and shown as supplementary performances if the difference between the equivalent distances is greater (e.g. 3000m and 2 miles or 5000m and 3 miles).


Although significant efforts have been made to make this list as complete as possible, it’s likely that several performances are missing. Please send details of any missing performances, corrections (no matter how trivial), additional information or other comments to Thomas McGrane ( All feedback will be very welcome.